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Post# 970433   11/28/2017 at 17:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The time has come to find the illusive Maytag DE-806 dryer. I have been downsizing and currently have my faithful Whirlpool portable dryer in service. All the other dryers are gone. As much as I LOVE vintage machines, the reality of living on the 19th floor is becoming way too obvious. So everything is being trimmed down to 2 washers and one full size 220V dryer. So how about it? Any leads on a decent, white DE-806 dryer? Thanks in advance.

 

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Post# 970436 , Reply# 1   11/28/2017 at 18:15 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Louie, full size would exclude dryers with the HOH design.  You'll probably want the "big door" or "stream of heat" type that can hold more.


Post# 970445 , Reply# 2   11/28/2017 at 18:47 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Ill keep a lookout for one here, which gives you the perfect reason to come out for a visit to pick it up!

Post# 970487 , Reply# 3   11/28/2017 at 22:42 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I plan to retire the A-107 Ralph as soon as I find a 806 washer. So I thought the DE 806 would be it's match.


Post# 970488 , Reply# 4   11/28/2017 at 22:43 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Jerry, I'd appreciate that.


Post# 970497 , Reply# 5   11/29/2017 at 00:12 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Louie, yes, if you're going to be pairing it with an A-806, a HOH dryer will be fine.  I can't speak for electric, but the DG-806 we had was the fastest, quietest, user-friendliest, all time best dryer I've ever owned. 


Post# 970532 , Reply# 6   11/29/2017 at 05:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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 It would have to be electric. No gas connection for a dryer.

 

Ralph, I am a bit confused. Isn't the DE-806 an HOH dryer?


Post# 970662 , Reply# 7   11/29/2017 at 17:40 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Yes, HOH dryers were produced in both DE and DG 806 models, intended of course to be paired with the 806 washer, but fit fine with a 106 or anything in between.  Our DG 806 was paired with an HA 207 washer.  They were in the garage, so the mismatched colors didn't matter.

 

I was sharing my own experience with a gas model (blue panel) above.  I hope the electrics from that same period perform as well as our gas one did.

 

The experts will have to advise if the model numbers changed on the SOH/big door machines.   I think it's likely that DE 806 = HOH no matter what.

 

So I presume the dryer has to be located a significant distance from your Caloric, otherwise you could run a flexible supply line for a gas model fairly easily.


Post# 970664 , Reply# 8   11/29/2017 at 17:47 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I have this dryer. It's the SOH dryer, in white. Worked fine when I got it. let me know if this one works for you.


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Post# 970670 , Reply# 9   11/29/2017 at 18:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks for the info Ralph!

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The Whirlpool dryer is now located in the kitchen, near the window. I broke through the brick and cinder block exterior wall so I can have a direct vent to the outside (no more lint contraptions, YAY!).  The space by the Caloric (where the A-107 currently resides), is earmarked for the KDS-58. So no gas model dryer for me.


Post# 970672 , Reply# 10   11/29/2017 at 18:20 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I am looking for the blue panel model. And something a bit more closer. But thanks for the offer Kenny.


Post# 970675 , Reply# 11   11/29/2017 at 18:29 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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You're welcome, I'll keep my eyes open.


Post# 970896 , Reply# 12   12/1/2017 at 07:33 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Kenny is that the pink washer I bought off of you or did you come across another one?

Post# 970939 , Reply# 13   12/1/2017 at 11:51 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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same one.


Post# 971475 , Reply# 14   12/4/2017 at 11:54 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I see a DG806 on letgo that's not too far from you, just outside of Philly. The add says it needs a coil and doesn't heat. I'm having a hard time posting the link from letgo but all you have to do is type in vintage maytag and have your distance set to 10+ miles and it should come up

Post# 971479 , Reply# 15   12/4/2017 at 12:07 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks Tazz...

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But I am looking for the electric version.


Post# 971484 , Reply# 16   12/4/2017 at 12:20 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Louie, the dryer Tazz mentioned sounds like it's a DE 806.  Gas dryers don't have heating coils.


Post# 971489 , Reply# 17   12/4/2017 at 12:37 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Sorry, my auto correct put in DG806 instead of DE806


Post# 971490 , Reply# 18   12/4/2017 at 12:43 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Believe me if it was a gas version I would have have scooped it up, he's only asking $25 for it. On top of that it's a five hour drive for me just to get there,all be it I would drive that just not this time.

Post# 971502 , Reply# 19   12/4/2017 at 14:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Ohhhh...OK then...thanks, going to look into it!


Post# 971505 , Reply# 20   12/4/2017 at 15:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'm afraid the ad was pulled. Don't see it anywhere.


Post# 971509 , Reply# 21   12/4/2017 at 15:39 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

It's still there, I can send you the link via email if you want.

Post# 971510 , Reply# 22   12/4/2017 at 15:42 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I just sent you the link via your email address you have listed here

Post# 971511 , Reply# 23   12/4/2017 at 15:42 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi Tazz, just emailed you.


Post# 971512 , Reply# 24   12/4/2017 at 15:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Oh, OK, Just got it. Sent the seller a message. Thanks again Tazz, much appreciated!


Post# 971514 , Reply# 25   12/4/2017 at 15:51 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Looks like exactly what you are looking for

Post# 971523 , Reply# 26   12/4/2017 at 16:56 by appnut (TX)        

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Louie, I apologize for not looking at this thread until now.  If I had from the onset, I would have clarified for you immediately it's electric because there was no gas "blue flame" emblem on the face of the control panel as well as the little access door at the bottom right of the front of the dryer.  I hope it works out!!


Post# 971526 , Reply# 27   12/4/2017 at 17:20 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Bob! So far no response from the seller.


Post# 971530 , Reply# 28   12/4/2017 at 17:31 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

He had replied to me yesterday, I had asked him for more pics, he said he was out for the day and would get back to me last night but I haven't heard from him since. He said he still had it.

Post# 971542 , Reply# 29   12/4/2017 at 18:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I just checked. Nothing yet.


Post# 971891 , Reply# 30   12/6/2017 at 07:14 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well the seller never got back to me. So the search continues.


Post# 971922 , Reply# 31   12/6/2017 at 10:50 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
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Keeping my eyes open for your wish...while I search for my own wishes!

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Post# 972004 , Reply# 32   12/6/2017 at 18:04 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
Just thinking......

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if you were to find a , say 606 dryer, I believe I have the console from an 806 dryer, with the blue background. Just a thought.


Post# 972011 , Reply# 33   12/6/2017 at 18:49 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        
806 console

Do you by chance have more than one of those consoles, I'm picking up a DG606 this Saturday but my goal is to have a matching set of 806's. I already have an A608 washer that I would also love to find a 806 console for.

Post# 972012 , Reply# 34   12/6/2017 at 18:53 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I wouldn't give up on that 806 I told you about either. I messaged him again so if he gets back to me I'll definitely let you know.

Post# 972016 , Reply# 35   12/6/2017 at 19:07 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Only the one that I know of.


Post# 972023 , Reply# 36   12/6/2017 at 19:24 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Once I get my dryer situation set with a gas model installed I will be setting the DE408 that I have and I just put a new heating element in it. I don't know if that would work for you with the 806 console but it's an idea. I don't know exactly where you are but I could get it close to you, I work in Connecticut so...

Post# 972075 , Reply# 37   12/7/2017 at 03:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Phil, you have the "golden touch" for finding great stuff!


Post# 972076 , Reply# 38   12/7/2017 at 03:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Kenny, but I think it's best I go for the "all original" route. I appreciate the suggestion though!


Post# 972077 , Reply# 39   12/7/2017 at 03:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Tazz. I'll keep my fingers crossed.


Post# 972088 , Reply# 40   12/7/2017 at 06:00 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'm in Indiana.You could get it to work with a 406, but you would have to figure out how to wire the light.


Post# 972129 , Reply# 41   12/7/2017 at 11:18 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        
Adding the 806 Light-up Console

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It's really easy, you just need to get a ballast (around $13, they attach to the cabinet), look at the wiring diagram for the 806 console, and let there be light!!

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Post# 972131 , Reply# 42   12/7/2017 at 11:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow Jerry, What a transformation!


Post# 972138 , Reply# 43   12/7/2017 at 12:00 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Thanks buddy!...I'm still looking for your dryer here in the 'burgh. My next project is to convert it to a DG406(?) with Auto-Dry where it senses the exhaust temp

Post# 972142 , Reply# 44   12/7/2017 at 12:55 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Jerry -

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I love these Maytag hacks.




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